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Unsexed cichlids

Postby Beck2010 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:25 pm

What are the draw backs from buying a group of 12 unsexed mixed cichlids off ebay
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Re: Unsexed cichlids

Postby DJRansome » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:07 pm

Risk of hybrids and getting too many males or females. Incompatible fish. Don't do it.

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Re: Unsexed cichlids

Postby Cyphro » Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 pm

Probably be pure garbage...if you are going to bother to buy online then be very choosy. It is always a pain in some way every time I do it, and only worth it to get something particularly good or impossible to find.
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Re: Unsexed cichlids

Postby Old Newbie » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:39 am

Beck2010 wrote:What are the draw backs from buying a group of 12 unsexed mixed cichlids off ebay


I sent you a private message with an online source for quality fish; check out his website and give him a call. He sells sexed fish and breeding groups.
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Re: Unsexed cichlids

Postby punman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:20 am

Buying unsexed young cichlids is not the issue. Often they cannot be sexed young and if you want a breeding group, growing your own group when they are young is fine. It is the "mixed" part that I don't like. No excuse for that.
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